Mrs. Arlene L. Hazlett, 92, of Galesburg, Illinois passed away at 3:38 a.m. Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home, Peoria, Illinois.
She was born February 5, 1929 in Sterling, Illinois to Herman A. and Laura B. (Schumacher) Stralow. She married Larry L. Hazlett June 24, 1951 in Morrison, Illinois. He preceded her in death January 25, 2000.
Surviving is a son, Eric L. (and Mary) Hazlett of Galesburg, a daughter, Juanita L. Knussman of Pekin, Illinois, brother in law, Jerry Vilardi of Port St. Lucie, Florida, five grandsons, David (and Cassidy), Matthew (and Kelsey), Jonathan (and Haley), Lucas and Andrew, two step granddaughters, Nikki (and J.D.) and Lindsay and a great granddaughter, Vivianne. She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant son, Michael, and a sister, Donna Vilardi.
Arlene graduated from Morrison High School in 1946. She received her nursing degree from Moline Public Hospital School of Nursing in 1950. She was a Registered Nurse and Private Duty Nurse for many years. She also took pride in being a homemaker. She was a member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Galesburg and former member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Ft. Pierce, Florida. She sang in the choir in both churches. She was a member of the Moline Public Nurses Alumni, Fifth District Nurses Association, Rock Island Junior Women’s Club, Rio Women’s Club and Knox County Home Extension Association. She was also a former member of the Galesburg Artist Guild and a member of the Mount Calvary Lutheran Ladies Aide/ LWML. She was a Reading Buddy with Nielson School in Galesburg. She was truly a special lady who will be missed by all that knew her.
Visitation will be 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 11, 2021 at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Galesburg. Funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the church. Rev. Steven Sommerer will officiate. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Rock Island, Illinois. Memorials may be made to Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Service Galesburg Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church
Galesburg IL 61401